Poetry and Rhyme Scheme

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The Charlotte Doyle Media Poetry Project

POEMS DUE BEFORE APRIL VACATION… POWERPOINT DUE AFTER VACATION!

Total Point Value: 200 Points
150 Points for Poetry/ 50 Points for Media Appearance
To complete this unit, you will be creating a poetry PowerPoint that chronicles (or records) five important events from The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

Procedure: 1) Pick five events 2) Write a poem for each event. These can be done in first, second, or third person. 3) Use four types of figurative language in EACH poem. 4) Use a different format (haiku, sonnet, ballad, etc.) for EACH poem 5) One MUST be a sonnet 6) Type the poems 7) Place them in chronological order (in order of how
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Halfway through each line, there is a brief pause.
At the end of each line, there is a major pause… like the end of a sentence.

SONNET (SHAKESPEAREAN)
Origin: England
Fourteen lines with a meter of 10
Usually love poems
A-B-A-B, C-D-C-D, E-F-E-F, G-G rhyme scheme

Types of Figurative Language to Choose From: • Hyperbole: An Exaggeration Ex. I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse • Personification: Giving human qualities to a non-human Ex. The cat danced about on the table or The rock cried with loneliness • Simile: Comparing two objects using “like” or “as” Ex. The cave was like a museum for ancient artists • Metaphor: Comparing two objects without “like” or “as” Ex. The rocket was the fastest bird in the sky. • Alliteration: A series of words that begin with the same sound Ex. Salmon skidded in the sludge • Onomatopoeia: A REAL word that is also a
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